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Lot 4: Renaissance Ring

Jewelry Auction: Ancient, Asian and Ethnographic - MANY LOTS OFFERED AT NO RESERVE

by The Curator's Eye

November 30, 2016

Boston, MA, USA

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Description: The imagery of two dogs, facing each other and evidently sharing a piece of wood or a bone suggests the idea of fidelity, either in friendship or love. This ring is typical of a class of Italian and German Renaissance rings, usually enameled, representing animals and sometimes people in three dimensions on their bezels. A thin circular hoop is reinforced by soldering to a second hoop sculpted in three-dimensions (in ronde-bosse). There are traces of white enamel on the dogs and of black enamel on the medieval hoop.

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Provenance: Property of a Continental European private collection.

Dimensions: Bezel 15 x 3 x 4 mm.; circumference 42 mm.; US size 2; UK size D

Medium: Gold, traces of black and white enamel

Date: 1550

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